Nothing more clearly shows the new relationship forged by Zenimax Media between id Software and Bethesda Softworks
than this year's QuakeCon lineup
. Littered with little extras like an hour-long presentation by Bethesda's Todd Howard
and the first public demonstration of Splash Damage's Brink
, QuakeCon 2009 is clearly accommodating some new faces.
That being said, id Software's John Carmack will be giving this year's keynote speech, and the event is still very much PC-centric, with Alienware, NVIDA and Ventrilo hosting a handful of events. Upcoming post-apocalyptic, not-Mad Max
will also be getting its first public demo at the show, further asserting id Software into the event. For those of you attending, we encourage hounding Todd Howard for information on the next Elder Scrolls
game during his Q&A -- if not for us, do it for the kids